Hellmuth & Johnson is pleased to announce the addition of a family law practice group, an additional office location in Woodbury, and six new attorneys. The new practice group will serve the growing needs of families throughout Minnesota, the Twin Cities, and western Wisconsin through a variety of family law matters.
“I am thrilled to be expanding the firm with the addition of a family law practice group and a new office location in Woodbury,” stated Chad Johnson, Hellmuth & Johnson’s managing partner. “The legal needs of families have expanded greatly in the past few years, and we are pleased to be able to meet that demand with the addition of these six dynamic attorneys.”
Effective September 1, Kniess Law, LLC in Woodbury joined Hellmuth & Johnson. The Woodbury office will now serve as Hellmuth & Johnson’s east metro location. Attorneys Michelle Kniess and Cassandra Suchomel joined Hellmuth & Johnson from Kniess Law, LLC.
Michelle Kniess owned and managed Kniess Law, LLC for nearly nine years prior to joining Hellmuth & Johnson. She brings many years of experience and a vast knowledge of family law, in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her practice focuses on divorce, custody and parenting time, spousal maintenance, child support, and property valuation and division, including business interests. Kniess practiced as a business litigation attorney prior to pursuing a career in family law. She received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her B.S. degree in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Cassandra Suchomel’s practice extends from Minnesota to Wisconsin and includes divorce, custody, post-decree matters, child support, child protection matters, stepparent/second parent adoptions, paternity, antenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and spousal maintenance matters. While 90% of family law cases settle outside of trial, Suchomel has prevailed at trial for her clients in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. She received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and her B.A. from Hamline University. She is also a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114.
Effective October 1, Remington & Associate PA joined Hellmuth & Johnson. Attorneys Suzanne Remington and Erika Donner joined Hellmuth & Johnson from Remington & Associate PA.
Suzanne Remington holds more than 20 years of family law experience and owned and operated Remington & Associate PA for more than seven years before joining Hellmuth & Johnson. She focuses her practice on the complex financial issues in divorce, including cash flow analysis relating to spousal maintenance and child support, the valuation and division of businesses, retirement, executive compensation, and other assets. She also assists clients with contested custody issues. During the past two decades, Remington has appeared before the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She has also tried numerous cases before district court judges in the metro and surrounding areas. She is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114. She obtained her J.D. from Loyola University – Chicago School of Law and her B.A. from Indiana University – Bloomington.
Erika Donner uses her extensive trial experience to fight for her clients in court. In addition to her work as an attorney, relying on her background and education in social work, she works with families to resolve disputes through a variety of resources and methods under the umbrella of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Donner is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Her ADR services include mediation, child-inclusive mediation, custody and parenting time evaluations, and serving as a parenting consultant, parenting time expeditor, and parenting coach. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law, after receiving a B.S.W., and an M.S.W., also from the University of Kansas.
Mary Rannells Rowan has joined the firm as an associate in the family law group. Rannells Rowan believes in settling a case before full litigation is necessary. She is committed to reaching an outcome that benefits her clients and all affected parties, including any children that are involved. She is also able to act as a mediator and early neutral evaluator. Her work experience includes paternity/custody matters, modifications of support, grandparents’ rights, third party custody claims, orders for protection, harassment restraining orders, prenuptial agreements, and adoptions. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she also received her B.A. in journalism and mass communication.
Kelsey Daniels is an associate attorney in the firm’s family law practice group. Prior to joining Hellmuth & Johnson, Daniels developed her practice at firms throughout the Twin Cities area. She is a strong advocate for her clients and understands that family law issues can be consuming and stressful. She obtained her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and her B.A. from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Samantha Graf joined the firm in 2020. While the focus of her practice is on estate planning and probate, she holds extensive family law experience which will strengthen the new family law group. Prior to joining the firm, Graf represented clients in a variety of family law matters including divorce, post-decree matters, and custody issues. She has also represented clients in a variety of contested probate matters and assisted many clients in administering an estate. Graf obtained her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law and her B.S. from University of Wisconsin River Falls, with a major in Psychology & Communication Studies.
The address of the firm’s new additional location is 2155 Woodlane Dr. Suite 100, Woodbury, MN 55125.
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